5 GENRES IN 5 DAYS
Greetings 2D game fans, and welcome to our latest feature, the Indie Game Genre-thon! When you see a title like that, you may be inclined to mutter to yourself, “What are these daffy bastards on about?” Keeping in mind that we daffy bastards have incredible hearing, we are here to present the answers to your barely-coherent mumblings.
Next week, beginning on Monday, June 4, we will be posting a series of articles featuring 2D games from a variety of genres. “But wait!” you cry. “I thought you guys only wrote about action games!” This is true, and the 5 games we’re covering will all be action games, but they will fall into various sub-categories of the greater “action” label. If the suspense is causing you undue cranial pressure, then we urge you to proceed to the the bottom of this page before you cause yourself further harm. The rest of you may safely continue.
“What ho?” you chortle. “Is this another Xbox Live Indie Games Week?” It is not, and we are amazed at your ability to speak in sentences that include hyperlinks to our other features. However, there will be a couple of XBLIG titles in the mix, because damn it, that’s where some of the best 2D stuff is!
Every game we cover during the week will be a recent indie release, and something that is well worth playing for yourself. The games will appear across the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac, PSP, Vita, and Windows Phone. Some of the games are available in multiple formats.
“But wait!” you bellow, gesticulating wildly. “I’m ready now! Why are you making me wait a week before showing me these worthwhile 2D games? Why do you hate me so!?” Ah well, we’re sure you’ll make it, and we want everyone to drop back in here when we get into the full swing. Besides, there are loads of other excellent 2D game articles spread throughout the site for you to check out in the meantime, as well as insightful developer interviews. Feel free to rummage through our other goodies, and then return here on June 4.
Below is the breakdown of game genres we’ll be covering next week. The games themselves will be revealed as the week unravels (as it’s prone to do). We’ll post a new article each evening around 8:00 p.m. Eastern and then put the links up here so you can grab and go. See you soon!
5 GENRES IN 5 DAYS